HIC s Cast Iron Bacon Press holds bacon flat so that it cooks faster spatters less and has more crisp surfaces. A helpful addition to cooking tools the weight flattens bacon against the cooking surface to prevent it from curling and shrinking and reduces spatter while it cooks. The cast iron distributes heat evenly to help speed up cooking times. Bacon cooks evenly with more crispy surfaces. The generous 7.75-inch cooking surface with whimsical pig design fits 8-inch frying pans perfectly and cooks more bacon at once. Building sandwiches with flat crispy bacon is easier especially for making BLTs and biting through the crunch is more exciting. No more fatty bacon strips! Easy to use. Before first use wash in warm soapy water. Rinse and dry thoroughly. To season the Press Add a small amount of vegetable oil to a frying pan and lightly coat Bacon Press. Place face down in the pan and heat over a very low flame for 20 minutes. Wipe away excess oil. Bacon press is now seasoned and ready for use. Simply coat lightly with vegetable oil. Preheat frying pan over medium heat. Lay bacon strips side-by-side in the pan. Set the Bacon Press on top of the strips and cook to desired crispiness. Bacon Press can be preheated for faster cooking times. HIC s Bacon Press is made from cast iron with a stay-cool wooden handle for comfort during use. It s suitable for use with non-stick cookware but take care not to scratch the surface. Also great for pressing paninis quesadillas soft taco shells and hash browns for even crisping. Press steaks burgers and pork chops to keep them from curling or remove unwanted fat. Press out whey when making cheese thick yoghurt and more. Easy to clean. Hand wash in warm soapy water. Dry thoroughly and coat lightly with vegetable oil before storing. If there are signs of rust simply re-season.